Hopefully our members will be wearing red, white and blue.
J Weatherhogg (Sec)
The Winterton Happy Dance Group will be celebrating the Queen's 90th Birthday on 21st April 2pm-4pm at The Old School Hall, by having a small tea party.
Hopefully our members will be wearing red, white and blue.
J Weatherhogg (Sec)
During our editor’s research into those with links to Winterton who served during WW1, a little known story came to light. Winterton residents at the time would have certainly known of this event and may have even witnessed the terrible tragedy.
Albert Charles MASTERS from Raunds, Northamptonshire, was born in June 1898. He enlisted into the Royal Flying Corps in June 1916, and in March of the following year, he gained an aviators certificate by flying a Caudron Biplane at Beatty School, Hendon. Albert eventually became a 2nd Lieutenant and at the beginning of April 1918 the Royal Flying Corps merged with the Royal Naval Air Service to form the Royal Air Force.
According to his service record, Albert was posted on 23rd April 1918 to 61 Training Squadron based at South Carlton, near Lincoln.
On the morning of 1st May 1918, Albert took off in Avro D173 from South Carlton airfield. He flew with eight other aircraft from 61TS. At around 10am just outside Winterton (possibly in the Carr Lane area), two of the aircraft collided. According to a local newspaper report, “One crashed through some trees, wrecking the machine and the pilot was killed. The other machine’s propellors were broken and the airman escaped unhurt.”
The pilot killed was Albert MASTERS. A search of the RAF Museum’s records show that the Court of Inquiry (the military version of an inquest) recorded the summary as “The cause of the accident was in our opinion due, whilst 2nd Lt A. C. Masters was on duty on Formation patrol in Avro D.173, to his turning in front of 2nd Lieutenant Hambrook, and having his aileron cut away by 2nd Lieut. Hambrook’s propellor, thus causing him to lose control and crash to ground.”
Another newspaper report says that Albert was “looping the loop, when a strap of his machine broke and he fell a distance of 4,000 feet and was killed instantaneously”.
The other pilot involved in the crash was 2nd Lieut Richard Duncan HAMBROOK who was flying Avro B4346.
Albert was taken to No 4. Northern General Hospital in Lincoln (now Lincoln Christ’s Hospital School). The cause of death was recorded as ‘Accidentally killed whilst flying on military duty causing the body to be buried’. Albert was aged 19 and was buried in Raunds Wesleyan Methodist Chapelyard. Whilst this young man’s name cannot be added to the Winterton War Memorial as he has no connection with the town, it is important that Winterton remembers his sacrifice.
In December 1916 a landing ground with two grass landing strips opposite Eastfield Farm on Ermine Street was established for the use of No. 33 (Home Defence) Squadron. Was Albert trying to land his aircraft there?
In tribute to those who left the town to serve King and Country - and never returned, Out ‘n About is commemorating the centenary of their sacrifice by including their names in the magazine covering the relevant period.
14489, Private, 7th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 15th February 1916 aged 22. Commemorated on the Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium.
5485, Private, 8th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 6th January 1916 aged 36. Buried in Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, France.
On 17th June 2014, Septimus' name was approved by Winterton Town Council to be added to the Winterton War Memorial. Click here to read his story.
13466, Private, 2nd Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 25th September 1915 aged 19. Commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.
On 17th June 2014, William's name was approved by Winterton Town Council to be added to the Winterton War Memorial. Click here to read his story.
13616, Private, 6th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Missing since 8th August 1915 and officially listed as killed in action on the following day. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Turkey.
1571, Private, 1/5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 15th July 1915, aged 17. Buried in Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm), West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
Walter Percival Sawyer
66299, Gunner, 124th Bty, 28th Bde, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 25th May 1915. Buried in White House Cemetery, St. Jean-Les-Ypres, Belgium.
3217, Private, 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 20th May 1915 aged 33. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
On 17th June 2014, Jack's name was approved by Winterton Town Council to be added to the Winterton War Memorial. Click here to read his story.
James Emerson Proctor
3106, Private, 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 20th May 1915 aged 22. Buried in Packhorse Farm Shrine Cemetery, Belgium.
On 17th June 2014, James' name was approved by Winterton Town Council to be added to the Winterton War Memorial. Click here to read his story.
Charles William Stubbins
1304, Private, 5th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 20th May 1915 aged 25. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
On 17th June 2014, Charles' name was approved by Winterton Town Council to be added to the Winterton War Memorial. Click here to read his story.
John William Martin
9792, Private, 1st Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Born 1894 in Roxby. Killed in action 4th March 1915, aged 19. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
On 17th June 2014, John's name was approved by Winterton Town Council to be added to the Winterton War Memorial. Click here to read his story.
284049, (RFR/CH/B/1005) Petty Officer Stoker, HMS Hawke. Born 12th October 1875, Winterton.
Died 15th October 1914. Commemorated on Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent.
HMS Hawke was sunk off the east coast of Scotland by German submarine U-9, and more than 400 of her crew perished.
Dear Local Residents.
I would like to take this opportunity to let you know that our trial import of cover materials via the rail sidings at Roxby was successful.
As outlined in my earlier letter, the trial took place on the 8th of December 2015. The loading, off-loading and depositing of the cover material was completed successfully and within the designated time constrains depicted by network rail.
The Environment Agency (EA) attended site during the operation and checked the material at both the points of arrival and disposal. The EA confirmed that the cover material had no associated odours and that it did not contain any contaminants therefore meeting the criteria for cover material.
The train consisted of 33 carriages, one of which contained transfer station waste, although it is unlikely this contract will include waste. The transfer station waste was also checked for odour and found to be similar to the waste currently deposited at site. The waste was handled in the same way - deposited at the tipping face and covered as soon as practically possible with the cover material received. Following the disposal of the waste and the placement of the cover materials, both Biffa and the EA carried out additional Olfactory monitoring along the eastern boundary of site and the local area and reported that no landfill odours occurred during or immediately following the trial.
I am pleased to say no odour notifications were received by site or the EA on the day and throughout the week following the trial. Following the successful trial Biffa are now looking to commence on a contract to receive 3 to 4 trains per week in the New Year. If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact me.
Roxby Landfill Site Manager
Biffa Landfill Site
Tel; 01724 733336
Mob; 07767 648517
While researching people who had links with Winterton who served during WW1, our editor, Estelle, was made aware of the Winterton Roll of Honour 1914-15, currently in the custody of John Fletcher. Copies of this document were sold on 21st October 1915 in aid of the Red Cross Day for 6d each and raised a total of £14 (almost £1500 in today’s money). Among the vast number of names, there are two ladies listed under the ‘Qualified by birth or upbringing’ section. One of them is named as ‘Nurse E. Atkinson, Serbia’. Who was Nurse Atkinson, and what was she doing in Serbia? Estelle delved into the genealogy records to find out more...
Lizzie Atkinson, as she was known as, was born on 5th January 1883 in Winterton, most likely in King Street. Her parents were Robert Davison ATKINSON and Hannah (née HOLMES). Lizzie had three older siblings, and when she was five years old, her father died at the beginning of December 1888. In 1891, the family lived in North Street, Winterton and by 1901, the family had moved to live with her uncle George HOLMES, a veterinary surgeon in West Street, Winterton. Lizzie by then was 18 years old, and she next appears in the 1911 census, working as a hospital nurse in Grange over Sands.
When war broke out in August 1914, people clamoured to do what they could to support the war effort. Men volunteered for the army and others established relief units to help the army or provide assistance to civilians and refugees. The Scottish Women’s Hospitals were one of those – yet they were also very different. They were unique because, right from the beginning, they were set up with two very specific aims: firstly, to help the war effort by providing medical assistance and secondly, and equally importantly, to promote the cause of women’s rights and by their involvement in the war, help win those rights. At the outbreak of WW1, founder, Dr Elsie Inglis desired to contribute to the war effort. She offered her services to the War Office in London, who replied “My good lady, go home and sit still.” Dr Inglis didn’t take any notice of this and neither did Lizzie as she served with the Scottish Women’s Hospital in Kragujevatz, Serbia, from 1st July -1st November 1915. But what happened to Lizzie after this date? An article appearing in December 1915 in one of the regional newspapers sheds light on her incredible story...
NURSES’ TERRIBLE TREK IN SERBIA. SLEEPING IN THE OPEN. WEEK’S TRAMP OVER SNOW-COVERED MOUNTAINS
A thrilling story of women’s heroism in peril by land and water is told by Miss Elizabeth Atkinson, one of the sisters of the Women’s Scottish Hospital contingent, who left England nearly a year ago for Serbia, to nurse the wounded soldiers of that gallant little nation. The party, who have just returned to London, included Miss Kate Burton, of Shadwell, Leeds.
Interviewed by the “Daily Telegraph” Miss Atkinson described the 200 miles journey from their Serbian headquarters to the embarkation port on the Montenegrin coast. They evacuated their hospital at Lazarevotz on October 19, and had to wait eighteen hours for a train to Krushevatz, where they stayed three weeks at the hospital, and found there Miss Vera Holme, the well-known suffragette, who used to drive Mrs Pankhurst’s motor-car.
“There was great shortage of food, and we had to pay 2s for an ordinary loaf – even then it was a trouble to get one. We had been there a few days when we heard that Dr Elsie Inglis was coming, and she went to the Russian hospital with her party. Five of Dr Alice Hutchinson’s party also came along. It was now made evident to us that we were not wanted. There was nothing for us to do, and the poor Serbian women wanted to help in the hospitals, because by so doing they would get something to eat. There was not enough food to go round, and every mouth less to feed made matters better for those who remained. So we left. Having secured eight bullock waggons we placed our luggage in them. This was very little, as everything beyond what we could personally carry when the time arrived that we should have to do so had to be left behind. Riding in the waggons and walking, we reached the end of our day’s journey, and then we had our first experience of sleeping in the open. We had to lie down by the roadside in the mud and slush, with no covering of any kind. And how it rained! It poured all night, and we, of course got wet through. The next day was a repetition of the first. There was no chance of getting a change of clothes, which had to dry on us. The second night we slept out, and again it rained, with the result of a soaking for all of us.”
AN ESCORT OVER THE MOUNTAINS
“I should mention that we started on this dreadful trek on November 5, and were walking, riding, and driving until last Saturday week. The discomfort of walking in our wet clothes may be imagined. We could not even change our boots, and when we got to the cold regions our clothes froze on us. If one took out one’s handkerchief to blow one’s nose it froze.
On one occasion I thought I had got a nail in my boot, but I discovered that one of my toes, my stocking, and my boot had all got frozen together. An old Austrian prisoner, who was a good fellow and very kind, took the boot off for me, and I managed to get along all right afterwards, but the toe is still bad. We came along with the Serbian army, and our party had an escort over the mountains. This was necessary, as we were told that there were 1,000 men wounded and 600 killed on the Albanian mountains. One day’s experiences were much the same as another, although the exciting incidents were sometimes more pronounced. There was never an excess of food. Sometimes we had half a loaf of brown bread served out, and sometimes we were able to buy a sheep, but this soon got frozen when we were on the mountains and was uneatable.”
TREK IN A GREAT BLIZZARD
“I saw twenty-eight dead horses lying by the roadside on one day. In a number of cases these were cut up by the peasants for food, and sometimes we were so hungry that we could have eaten them ourselves. When horses became too weak to walk, owing to being unable to get any fodder, their riders turned them adrift, but did not kill them, and the poor things walked until they dropped from exhaustion, and then died. There was always plenty of snow. The day we started to trek over the mountains there was a great blizzard. At Ipek we were able to get some pack ponies, and with these we continued the wearisome journey. We went over Velaco, a big mountain 7,000ft to 8,000 ft high, and there we encountered a blizzard. Two or three of our members went on in front, and we could not see them. I was determined to follow them, and did so.
A little later I was able to see the winding tracks up the mountainside, and eventually caught up with the other nurses. We were fortunate enough to get into a horse stable, where there was some straw and a fireplace in the corner. The old Austrian prisoner I have mentioned had followed us up, and soon lighted a fire, which he kept blowing to keep it alight and us warm throughout the night.”
HORSES FELL OVER THE PRECIPICES
“Sometimes the ponies got no food for two days, and if they had not been hardy little animals they could not have stood it. At times on the narrow ledges round the precipices the horses would fall over. I saw this happen to both horses and men. We saw no children on the road – a great many went over the mountains, and it is said that they were murdered.
It took us six or seven days to traverse the mountains. There was no track in many places owing to the snow, and sometimes this was so deep that we were up to the waist in it. The blizzard blew the snow into particularly deep patches on the precipice paths, and made them very difficult and dangerous to negotiate. We would see a very tired pony walking along one of these narrow paths, when suddenly the inside one of the packages strapped, across its back would catch a projecting piece of rock, and throw the animal off its balance. The poor creature, being too weak to recover, would fall over into the abyss below.
At Levekreka we finished trekking with our ponies and some of the sisters went on in motors. I stayed behind with Mr Smith for four days, and during that time we had no food except tea and bovril. We next proceeded to Podgoritza, where we had our first good meal – just how good it was I cannot attempt to describe, but it was very, very nice. The journey to Scutari was continued in horsed vehicles, and then we walked to San Giovanni, a seaport, where we were expected to find an American ship. We were disappointed, however, for the place had been bombarded a few days previously, and six ships had been sunk. This was the end of our journey, which was, I suppose, about 200 miles. Subsequently we left, after a five days stay in an Italian ship, which came in with food. We got away at midnight. The boat was packed with every sort of refugee and it was an awful night – one I for one shall certainly never forget.”
The ship took Lizzie to Brindisi in southern Italy where she made her way overland to Turin, then onto Dieppe in northern France, arriving in London at Waterloo Station.
After her epic journey, she later went on to serve as a nurse with the British Committee of the French Red Cross. Sadly their records have not survived, and the 1921 census will not be released until 1st January 2022. As well as the British War and Victory medals, Lizzie was awarded the Serbian Cross of Mercy.
At the time of the Out 'n About magazine going to press, early indications suggest that Lizzie married in 1917 and attended her half brother’s funeral in Winterton in April 1918. Her mother, Hannah, died aged 72 in February 1921 and is buried in Winterton Cemetery.
UPDATE: Determined to see if Lizzie survived the war, our editor investigated further and established that Lizzie was present at her half brother’s funeral, Frank HOLMES, in April 1918 at Winterton Cemetery. In the funeral report published in one of the local newspapers, amongst the family mourners Lizzie was listed as ‘Mrs Lewin’. It seems as though Frank was sympathetic to the cause of women’s rights as one of the floral tributes read “With deepest sympathy and in remembrance of a fellow worker from members of the Women’s Unionist Association”.
A search of the marriage indexes, showed that Lizzie had married Harry LEWIN in Westminster in 1917, and in 1920 a son was born - Richard George LEWIN. Richard emigrated to Australia but has since passed away. Our editor is now contact with the family who said that they knew Lizzie had indeed been a nurse during WW1 but had no idea of her epic journey through Serbia.
Below are the stories of the final three WW2 service personnel with links to Winterton, whose names have been approved by Winterton Town Council, for addition to the Winterton War Memorial.
Out of all the stories published over the past year in the Out 'n About magazine, the following must be the most poignant. It’s impossible to imagine the devastating loss this family endured in a space of two and a half years. So far, the names of 22 service personnel from both world wars have been approved to be added, and along with the existing names on the war memorial, “WITH PROUD THANKSGIVING, WE REMEMBER THEM”.
P/KX 76142 Petty Officer Stoker, William Edwin Arnold, HM Submarine Olympus, Royal Navy
Born 4th January 1908, Earlsgate, Winterton. William was an older brother of Frederick John ARNOLD and brother-in-law of John CLABBY. His father Walter was at the time serving as a sergeant in the 2nd Lincolnshire Regiment and by 1911 the family had moved to Clarence Barracks, Spithead Forts, Portsmouth.
HMS Olympus was an Odin-class submarine, a class originally designed for the Royal Australian Navy to cope with long distance patrolling in Pacific waters. Olympus was built to the same design for the Royal Navy. From 1931-1939, Olympus was part of the 4th Flotilla on the China Station, and from 1939-1940 she was with the 8th Flotilla, Colombo, Ceylon. In 1940 she was redeployed to the Mediterranean and was damaged on 7th July 1940 when bombed by Italian aircraft while in dock in Malta. Repairs and refit were completed on 29th November 1940. On 9th November 1941 Olympus attacked the Italian merchant ship Mauro Croce (1,049 GRT) with torpedoes and gunfire in the Gulf of Genoa. The target escaped without damage.
On 8th May 1942, Olympus struck a mine and sank off Malta in approximate position 35°55’N, 14°35’E. She had just left Malta on passage to Gibraltar with personnel including many of the crews of the submarines Pandora, P36 and P39 which had been sunk in air raids. There were only nine survivors out of 98 aboard. They had to swim seven miles (11 km) back to Malta. 89 crew and passengers were lost with the ship. The casualties included William who died aged 34. William is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, and is also listed on the Glanford Brigg district WW2 Roll of Honour, under Winterton parish.
P/KX 84332 Stoker 1st Class, Frederick John Arnold, HM Submarine Thames, Royal Navy
Born 4th May 1916 in Southsea. Son of Walter Edwin and Emily Ann ARNOLD (née ROBINSON). His father was at the time a labourer in HM Dockyard. Brother of William Edwin ARNOLD and brother-in-law of John CLABBY.
HMS Thames (N71) was an ocean-going type of submarine of the River Class. She was built by Vickers Armstrong, Barrow and launched on 26 February 1932. She was completed on 14 September 1932, and after commissioning was assigned to the Mediterranean, stationed at Malta. She had a short career in the Second World War. In August 1939 she was recalled to home waters, and was assigned to 2nd Submarine Flotilla with the Home Fleet. From there she undertook interception patrols, searching for German U-boats, surface raiders and blockade runners. After refitting during the winter she was active in the North Sea in spring 1940 during the Norwegian campaign. In July 1940 Thames torpedoed and sank the German torpedo boat Luchs. Luchs was part of the escort for the damaged German battleship Gneisenau that was on passage from Trondheim, Norway to Kiel, Germany.
HMS Thames was reported overdue on 3 August 1940, and had probably struck a mine off Norway in late July or early August 1940. As HMS Thames was operating from Dundee with the 9th Submarine Flotilla when she was lost, her crew are all commemorated on Dundee International Submarine Memorial.
Frederick is believed to have died on 3rd August 1940, aged 24 and is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. He is also listed on the Glanford Brigg district WW2 Roll of Honour, under Winterton parish. His parents continued to live in North Street, Winterton and are buried in Winterton Cemetery.
P/KX 75337 Petty Officer Stoker, John Clabby, HM Submarine Utmost, Royal Navy
Born about 1905 in Runcorn, Cheshire. John married Sarah Matilda ARNOLD in 1930 in the Portsmouth Registration district. Sarah was the sister of Frederick and William ARNOLD.
HM Submarine Utmost left Malta for a patrol in the Mediterranean in November 1942. On the 23rd she sank an enemy ship, but on 25th November 1942, during her return journey to Malta, she was located, attacked and sunk south west off Sicily (off Maréttimo) by depth charges from the Italian torpedo boat Groppo. There were no survivors.
John died on 25th November 1942, aged 37 and is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial. A local 1944 newspaper article reported Sarah and her 13 year old son of 45a North Street, Winterton, going to Buckingham Palace to receive her late husband’s Distinguished Service Medal. He was also Mentioned in Despatches.
John is commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, and is also listed on the Glanford Brigg district WW2 Roll of Honour, under Winterton parish. Sarah continued to live in North Street up to 1950. She died in the Scunthorpe Registration district in 1967.
Frederick and William Arnold had a brother, Walter, a leading stoker who with three other submariners survived the sinking of HMS Thetis on 1st June 1939, while undertaking a trial dive during its maiden voyage. 99 lives were lost.
In addition to the 16 WW1 soldiers, Winterton Town Council approved the addition to the war memorial of five WW2 casualties who have connections with the town. Below are the stories of two of the men...
4799746 Serjeant Leslie William Hazel - 8th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry
Leslie was born on 12th April 1911, in the Ecclesall Bierlow registration district, and was the son of James William and Sarah Ann HAZEL. Sadly his mother died in the same year.
His father remarried, and the 1937 Winterton electoral register shows his father and stepmother living at 49 Earlsgate.
On 3rd December 1938, at St Paul’s Church, Ashby, Leslie married Jessie Ellis FOX. According to a newspaper report of the time, Leslie had up to that point served with the Lincolnshire Regiment for seven and a half years, with the last three years in Hong Kong and India. Later reports state that he was a Company Quarter Master Sergeant and had formerly been employed at Lysaghts for a number of years, before being called up as a Reservist.
Jessie died in 1942 and by then, Leslie was in the 2nd Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment.
At some point, Leslie joined 8th Battalion Durham Light Infantry and on 9th September 1944, aged 33, he was killed in action in a small village during fighting to establish a bridgehead across the Albert Canal. Leslie is buried in Geel (Stelen) churchyard, Belgium. A letter from the Padre stated that his grave was covered with flowers by the villagers.
Leslie’s father and stepmother continued to live at 49 Earlsgate after the war, up to at least 1951 and are buried in Winterton Cemetery.
Photo: Scunthorpe and Frodingham Star
1577142 Flight Sergeant Air Gunner Frank Norman Holmes - 582 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Frank was born about 1921 and was the son of Arthur Richard and Edith E HOLMES.
Frank died on 4th May 1944, aged 23. The Lancaster Mk III Bomber (ND910 code 60-F) took off from a station (airfield) in or near Little Staughton, Bedfordshire at 22:57hrs. The task was to bomb the aerodrome at Montdidier, France, but the Lancaster crashed at Beaulieu-les-Fontaines (Oise), north west of Noyon. Frank is buried in St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France.
The 1951 Winterton electoral register shows his parents living at 9 Queen Street.
Photos by kind permission of Robert Lingard, Curator, Elsham Wold Air Museum
Below are the stories of the final two WW1 soldiers with links to Winterton, whose names have been approved by Winterton Town Council, for addition to the Winterton War Memorial.
27989 Sergeant George Alexander Hall - 71st Heavy Bty, Royal Garrison Artillery
Born about 1889 in Coalville (Whitwick), Leicestershire, the son of George Alexander and Mary A HALL. In 1891 George was living with his parents in Workington, Cumberland (now Cumbria). His father remarried in 1898 to Maria Elizabeth BAINTON in the Rotherham Registration district and by 1901 George was living with his father and stepmother in Tinsley, Yorkshire. His stepmother and half-sister were born in Scunthorpe.
George’s service record hasn’t survived but according to a 1917 newspaper report, he enlisted into the army in 1908 in Doncaster, when he had just turned 17. He joined the Royal Garrison Artillery and the 1911 census shows George as a gunner, serving with the 71st Heavy Battery in India. His occupation was listed as an electrician and he spent six years there. In 1914 he came home on short leave, and entered France on 15th February 1915.
George was killed in action by splinters from an enemy shell during a heavy bombardment of his battery position on 16th August 1917, aged 28 and is buried in Canada Farm Cemetery, Belgium. His Medal Index Card shows that he was posthumously awarded the 1915 Star, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.
Months before Winterton War Memorial was unveiled in December 1920, George’s father and stepmother moved to 23 Park Street, Winterton.
Photo: courtesy of Hull Daily Mail
78018 Private Arthur John Kendall - 7th Battalion, Canadian Infantry
Born 17th February 1876, Frodingham, Lincolnshire, the son of George & Catherine KENDALL. Both the 1881 and 1891 census returns show the family were living in Frodingham, but had moved to Brumby Hall in Old Brumby by the time of the 1901 census.
The 1908 electoral register shows his brother George Albert KENDALL living in High Street, Winterton, and by 1911 Arthur was living with George in Queen Street, Winterton. George and his family continued to live in Winterton until 1914.
At some point, Arthur travelled to Canada and passenger records show him returning via New York, USA and arriving in Liverpool on 31st July 1915 on board the SS Orduna. His destination address was noted as ‘194 High Street, Scunthorpe, Doncaster’.
Canadian service records show Arthur enlisting into the 30th Reserve Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force on 11th February 1916 in Hythe, Kent, UK.
The Circumstances of Death Registers of the First World War gives Arthur’s entry as “DIED” (Pneumonia) At No.4 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station on 11th October 1918, aged 42. Arthur is buried in Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, France.